About Liz.

As a retired judge who had hundreds of attorneys argue cases in front of me, I would have to say that Ms. Nohren was always one of the most prepared, most passionate, and the most productive attorney for her clients. It was an honor to have her in my courtroom.”- Retired Judge of the 4th Circuit

Liz Nohren was both born and raised in Shelby County. She is a Shelby County resident and fifth generation legal practitioner in Shelby County, a tradition begun by her great-great grandfather, John W. Yantis, who for many years served as a Master in Chancery.

She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science, from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, after completing her first year at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Her law degree comes from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She also studied at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

Liz was admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court Bar in 2001 and was hired as a clerk for the Chief Judge of the Chancery Division of Cook County. While in Chicago, she accepted a position at the law firm of Field & Golan n/k/a Golan, Christie & Taglia, and served on the Chicago Council of Lawyer’s Board of Managers, where she practiced banking, real estate, estate planning, probate, and commercial litigation for approximately 4 years before joining her father, E.C. Eberspacher, as a partner at Dove & Dove Attorneys in Shelbyville, Illinois.

Liz is the managing attorney at Dove & Dove, and she practices across 25 counties in Central and Southern Illinois. Her areas of focus include contract law, divorce, child custody, adoption, guardianship, real estate, civil litigation, estate planning, and probate. She represents a diverse base of clients, including individuals, villages, businesses and financial institutions.

Liz is admitted to all state and appellate courts in Illinois, in addition to the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Courts in Illinois. Liz is an active member of the Shelbyville Greater Area Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

Liz was recognized by Leading Lawyers as an “Emerging Lawyer”, which is the top 2% of attorneys in Illinois under 40 years of age from 2015 through 2018, at which point she received the award for a “Leading Lawyer”, each and every year to date.  Liz has received various other recognitions and awards over the years for her work as a family law attorney.

She has taught at Eastern Illinois University as an adjunct professor of Paralegalism.  Liz is also currently involved in many philanthropic activities including her work as a board member on the Illinois Wesleyan University Council for Women, to which she was appointed in 2008.

Liz works with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation to provide pro bono paternity and divorce legal services for members of the public who qualify. Additionally, she speaks at local public schools each year regarding the law on sexual abuse and sexual assault, and she acts as an appointed Guardian Ad Litem to represent minors and disabled adults in pending litigation.

Finally, Liz is a licensed mediator since 2013 in the State of Illinois, and conducts mediations for mothers and fathers who wish to mediate their divorce, decision making and parenting time disputes rather than litigate them, and is also trained to mediate financial matters between husbands and wives who want to settle their differences outside of a Court of law. Liz was licensed in September of 2018, as a Collaborative Family Law Attorney, pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 294, adopted June 8, 2018.

She is married to Jeffrey L. Nohren and they have two sons, William and Benjamin. They reside in Shelbyville, Illinois, and are members of the Lakewood United Methodist Church.

Liz has been awarded the following:

  • Appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to act as Shelby County Public Guardian and Administrator – Summer 2013, Reaffirmed by Governor Bruce Rauner.
  • Featured in top women attorneys in Illinois in Chicago Magazine- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  • Illini Radio Group’s “Outstanding Women You Should Know” Award – May 2010.
  • Leading Lawyers – Selected Emerging Lawyers 2015, 2016, and 2017.
  • Leading Lawyers – Selected Leading Lawyer over 40 years of age 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” – January, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Liz’s recent engagements include:

  • CLE: Update of New Illinois Child Support Statute – Effingham, IL – June 2017 – speaker.
  • ISBA Family Law Update: 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 A French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, LA – attendee.
  • CLE: Rewrite of Illinois Marriage & Dissolution of Marriage Act – Effingham, IL – June 2016 – speaker.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – IICLE: Divorce Boot Camp Topic “Child Custody & Visitation” – September 2013 and 2015 – speaker.
  • Speaker at IICLE Webcast – Divorce Bootcamp on Custody, Visitation and Changes in Illinois law – August 2015.
  • Hosted a family law webinar series with her associate Kaylee Boehm for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – July 2015 – speaker.
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – IICLE: Advanced Evidentiary Issues at Trial – Topic “Social Media” – January 2013 – speaker.
  • CLE: Child Custody Mediation in Downstate Illinois – Topic “Preparing Clients for Child Custody Mediation: Suggestions for Attorneys – January 2013 – speaker.

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What Our Clients Say:

I live in SW Kansas and I contacted Dove and Dove to represent me in my custody battle in the state of Illinois! I have been very pleased with the way they have represented me in this matter. I have no complaints on the quality of work or loyalty the attorney and staff showed me and my family through his very tough time! I would recommend Dove and Dove to anybody that is dealing with a family matter in the state of Illinois!

~ Rolando

Liz Nohren has lead me out of a bad situation and has helped me to regain my independence.  She not only has extensive legal knowledge, but also genuinely cares for her clients.  She has went above and beyond in passionately pushing forward on the issues in a timely fashion despite the opposing party’s numerous efforts to slow the process down. She remained concerned about me as a person, not just a client. Liz helped to give my sons a voice in the process, respected them and recognized their opinions.  She remained focused on my goals and has worked towards achieving these in the court room.  I would highly recommend Liz and Dove & Dove for any legal needs. 

~ Sheryl

I highly recommend the team at Dove and Dove for any business or personal legal needs.

~ Paul R

I have used the services of Dove and Dove multiple times. They are very knowledgeable, and I trust them when it comes to making the right decisions that are right for me and my family.

~ Jared W

Dove & Dove was there for me every time I had any questions or concerns.  The attorneys had my best interest in mind. Everyone at Dove and Dove was extremely professional and helpful.

~ Angie

Thanks for the assistance in selling our house. We especially appreciate the accessibility to both the attorneys and your staff when we had questions regarding the closing. I would certainly recommend Dove & Dove Attorneys to others.

~ Lyle

Dove & Dove is an excellent law firm with a wealth of experience and resources. The firm represented me and advocated for my child in an immensely difficult, nearly impossible case, and won! They truly listened, not only as legal professionals, but also as a person and as a parent. They were patient and understanding with me through the hardest moments of my life. They fought hard and I highly recommend the firm!

~ Jessica

Liz was the most prepared mediator I’ve ever used even though I was unable to give her my materials until late the day before the scheduled mediation. She had obviously thoroughly reviewed the materials provided and even performed independent legal research in anticipation of the legal issues to be addressed at the mediation. My client was informed in great detail of all the weaknesses in his case, including the assumptions that were being made to support his position and claimed damages. Upon an oral agreement being reached, Liz thoroughly reviewed and edited multiple drafts of the mediated settlement agreement even though everyone was obviously ready to go home. I will certainly use Liz in the future whenever I need a good mediator in Illinois.

~ Chas

The lawyers at Dove and Dove were excellent at handling my divorce. I was going through a really tough time in my life, and they took the time to explain the process to me and calm my fears. Every question I had was answered in a timely manner. The lawyers are well educated and compassionate. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.

~ Jenni

As a retired judge who had hundreds of attorneys argue cases in front of me, I would have to say that Ms. Nohren was always one of the most prepared, most passionate, and the most productive attorney for her clients. It was an honor to have her in my courtroom.

~ Retired Judge of the 4th Circuit

Dove and Dove, The words that I would use to sum up my multiple experiences would be; Professional, Attentive Listening, and Experienced. I have entrusted them to help protect my family through Estate services and was very happy with the Will/Trust that they created for my family.

I have also used them for real-estate transactions where they went above and beyond with their service to make sure that I understood every detail of the transaction. I have used Dove and Dove multiple times and will continue to use them in the future when the need arises.

~ Luke

My experience with the Dove & Dove law firm has been exceptional. Everyone at the Dove & Dove firm treated me with kindness and hospitality. The amount of care and attention given to my case was top notch. Every need I had was addressed and all of my questions were answered. I would not only recommend Dove & Dove to anyone, but I will go to this firm for any future law needs that I have.

~ Kylene D.

My representation by Dove and Dove was above reproach. Their partners are the best attorneys I’ve even had the pleasure of working with. Their knowledge of both civil and criminal law is unlimited. The entire firm is friendly and accessible.  I would recommend Dove and Dove to anyone needing legal counsel.

~ Mark

Choosing to work with Dove & Dove to navigate my divorce was a great decision.  The attorneys had the strong, confident backbone that I needed through that difficult time in my life. I have recommended Dove & Dove to others and will continue to do so.

~ Billi

The Village has relied on Dove & Dove as our legal counsel since 2013, they work well with the board, attend all meetings, and prepare all documents we need in a timely manner. 

~ Cinda

The staff at Dove and Dove took care of us through a difficult time. While emotions, change and uncertainty were overwhelming there was feeling of reassurance as they confidently led me step by step keeping my family’s best interests at the forefront.

~ Theresa

I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my family. You are amazing, and I would never want anyone else to help me or my family.

~ Misti

I am genuinely grateful for Liz and Joe’s invaluable support throughout my case and their compassionate approach. I was extremely fortunate to have such a great team on my side!

~ Jeremy, Macon County